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Official Publication Of The Summer Session

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No. 20

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ANN ARBO , MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1939

PRICE FIVE CENTS

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relt Calls

Purdoin Stresses Appearance
Of Applicant In Job Interview

Wilders Play

f Attempts
Revamping
utrality Law

'Our

Town'

Vandenberg Urges
Nine-PoWer Parley

Last Minute Attempt Fails
To Bring Republicans
Into President's Fold
Senators Predicted1
Bitter Controversy
BULLETIN
WASHINGTON, July 18.--()
-President Roosevelt and Secre-
tary Hull abandoned their per-
. sistent efforts to, get action on
neutrality legislation at this Ses-
sion of Congress tonight after a
discussion of the situation with
both Republican and Demoratic
leaders of the Senate.
WASHINGTON, July 18.-(P)-By
means of an unusual conference ofl
Reublicans and Democrats at the
White House, the Roosevelt Admin-
istration made a new, eleventh-hour
attempt tonight to obtain action on
its neutrality law revision program,
which is blocked in a Senate com-
mittee. ,
Before sitting down with majority
and minority leaders in the Senate,
and with other officials, Mr. Roose-
velt told report~ers that he hoped for
progress.
Fight Expected'
However, both Senate factions in-
dicated that they were prepared to
inform the Chief Executive that the
Administration bill could be gotten
before the Senate and acted upon
only after a controversy of unusual
bitterness which might prolong the
session indefinitely.
The conference came ,upon the. eve
of the next scheduled meting of the
Senate Foreign Relations Commit-
tee. This, together with the fact that
Borah was among the conferees, gave
rise to reports that the Administra-
tion might seek to reverse the 12-11
vote decision by which the committee
last week postponed further action
on neutrality until next session.
Speculation Rife
There was much speculation, too,
that the Administration might be pre-
pared to propose a compromise of
some kind. On this point, however,
Stephen T. Early, the President's
press secretary, said he could only
say that the Chief Executive was
"entirely behind and fully supporting"
the program as presented by Sere-
tary Hull. Calling the program a
"peace move," he added that the
"whole foreign service," including
those appointed under Republican
administrations, wasin favor of it.
Sekhool 'Heads
Convene Here
Group Will Observe Work
In TappanSchool
Forty superintendents and prin-
cipals from the 54 schools cooperat-
ing in the Michigan Study of the
Secondary School Curriculum are
meeting this week in the Cooperative
Secondary Workshop at Tappan
School.
Warren Boer, Assistant Superin-
tendent of the Detroit Public Schools,
L.L. Forsythe, Principal of Ann Ar-
bor High School, Charles Wilcox,
Director of SecondaryLEducation in
ZKalamazoo, and M. L. McCoy f
ig Rapids are among those attend-
ing the meetings, which were planned
with Mr. J. C. Parker, Director of
the Michigan Study of the Secon-
dary School Curriculum. The group's
tentative program for the week in-
clpdes the following speakers: Eu-
g ne B. Elliot, Superintendent of
Public Instruction in Michigan, Da-
vid Trout, Chairman of the Educa-

tion Department of Central State
Teacher's College, Paul Misner of the
University of ivichigan Summer
School Staff, and Dr. John R. Emens
and Mrs. Melchior of the Workshop
Staff.
ressey Diseusses
ChineseStruggle
Dr. George B. Cressey of the De-
partment of Geology and Geography,

Appoitment Bureau Head
Demonstrates Last Night1
In Rackham Building
How "to be" and how "not to be"
in appearance at the job interview
was explained and demonstrated by
Dr. T. Luther Purdom of the Bureau
of Appointments last night before 600
persons in the Rackham Auditorium.l
There are three main reasons why.
people fail to get jobs when they are
ready for them, Dr. Purdom said.
"Worlds of our good people do not
have jobs, not because of any fault
of their own, but because there are
not enough jobs to go around. Many
do not have jobs because they are not
trained in the right line.
"But about 75 per cent last year
failed to get jobs because of simple
faults of their own," he decla:ed,
"And these faults are serious, because
unless you can get a job, you can't
show what you can do."
Among the personal factors that
enter into getting a job Dr. Purdom
listed "appearance," "attitude," and
"connections-who do you know?''
Last night's meeting was devoted to
a demonstration of the importance
of 'appearance" in winning a job.
Dr. Harrison
To Speak Here
OnNear East
Lecture Part Of Religious
Conference Scheduled
Here For Next Week
Dr. Paul W. Harrison, for 25 years
medical missionary to Arabia and
author o fthe book, "The Arab at
Home," will be the third outside
speaker to lecture here during the
meeting of the Fifth Annual Confer-
ence on Religion which will be held
here next week.
The topic of the conference, "The
Near East, Where Religions Meet,"
will be adequately covered by the
three speakers slected for this meet.
Speakers in addition to Dr. Harri-
son are Prof. George P. Mihaelides
of the Near East School of Theology
in Beirut, Syria, and Rabbi James G.
Heller of the Isaac M. Wise Temple
in Cincinnati, expert on the Jewish
problem in the Near East.
Back From Arabia
Dr. Harrison, who has just re-
turned from Arabia, will give his ini-
tial lectures here. The largest of these
will be given at 8 p.m. Monday in
the Rackham Lecture Hall. His topic
is to be "The Romance of Arabia."
Prof. Louis A. Hopkins, director of
the Summer Session, will introduce
Dr. Harrison.
Dr. Harrison will also speak at a
luncheon meeting Tuesday in the
Union, on the topic, "Mohammedans
in a Modern World." His final talk
will be heard at 3 p.m. Tuesday in
the Alumni Memorial Hall when he
will speak on "Medical Missionary
Problems."
Five Series Planned
Five separate series of events are
being planned for the Conference.
Thy include the noonday luncheon
series to be held at 12:15 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday, in the Michigan
Union. Guest speakers will address
the group each day. Seminars on re-
ligious subjects will be held daily at
2 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Hall.
The Martin Loud lecture series will
be heard daily at 3 pm. in the Alumni
Memorial Hall. Seminars in "Prac-
tical Religion" will be given at 4
p.m. Monday through Friday also in
Alumni Memorial Hall.

Two future talks will deal with "at-
titude" and "connections."~
Dr. Purdom decried the feeling
among so many persons that because
they have made a success in a certain
field or activity they can win a job
without paying any attention to the
other things that contribute to their
personalities and to their ability to
impress other people. Physical edu-
cation majors and persons with Ph.D.
degrees are some of the worst of-
fenders in this line, he said.
"Men and women with doctor's de-
grees have the idea too many times
that knowledge is everything. Yet
85 per cent of the people are not
hired or fired on the question of
knowledge, but of what they have
that makes them get along with
other people," he' declared.
He cited the case of a brilliant
science major who received nine
recommendations from his profes-
sors but who invariably appeared for
interviews with his hair uncombed
and with an old frayed collar or a
leather jacket. He was turned down
several times, but still, Dr. Purdom
said, had the idea that because he
"knew his stuff" the employers were
going to jump at the chance to get
him.
Aided by "real-life" demonstrations1
performed by six assistants, Dr.I
Purdom dramatized for the audiencei
the effects created before employers1
by appearance and certain attitudes.i
Among the important things that he1
stressed in the job interview were:
Use. good English.
Dress normally, naturally and ]
neatly. ""
Have good posture.
Know what job you're after and
show an interest in it.
Be courteous and respectful.
Answer directly and do your share
(continued on Page 4)]
Brighter Cover
Marks Trends
In 1Textbooks
By HARRY M. KELSEY
(Edltop'5 Note: This is the first of two
articles on current trends in elemen-
tary and secondary school textbooks.
Today's article deals with format; to-
morrow's will consider content.)
Browsing about the displays of 46
publishers represented in the text-
book exhibit on the first and second
floors of the University High School
and Elementary School in conjunction
with the School of Education's Edu.
cational Conferece Week, the first
thing that strikes one's eye is the
great difference in appearance be-
tween the new books and those used
in the schools five or ten years ago.
In outward appearance the trend
in elementary school texts is definite-
ly towards more and brighter colors
and, especially in those such as geo-
graphies and readers that lend them-
selves to the style, larger in width
and height.
Covers appear in greens, blues, reds,
yellows, oranges, all the colors of the
spectrum, with an eye to attracting
the attention of the young readers.
Colored pictures stand out from the
bright backgrounds invitingly.
Nor is this color trend limited to
elementary school books; secondary
school texts are just as bright. One
publisher puts out a book on retail
marketing in a vivid pink and a busi-
ness arithmetic in pea green. Another
publishes a mathematics text with a
large orange compass inscribing black
circles on a green background. Still
another has a biology text in red with
an off-center cross of green and black
stripes and a green bull frog sitting
on a lily pad amidst a clump of rushes
in one corner.
This is a far cry from the old type
(Continued on Page 4)

Awarded Pulitzer
Last Year In New
As BestOriginal

Prize
York
Play

Opens Today

To

Suggests Conference

PassOn Japan

All-Star Team
Names of at least three Michigan
men will be among those which com-
pose the roster for the All-Star foot-
ball team which will do battle with
the World Champion New York Gi-
ants on the night of Aug. 30 under
the powerful floodlights of Chicago's
Soldier Field.
The three who were far enough up
in the voting to be assured of a berth
were Ralph Heikkinen, All-American
guard, Fred Janke, captain and
tackle of the Michigan team last sea-
son, and Don Siegel, who parried at
tackle with Janke in one of the
strongest lines in Michigan football
history.
Heikkinen continued to be the fa-
vorite from among the guards in the
coast to coast balloting and seems
destined for a starting position on
the All-Star team.
Both Siegel and Janke were out-
standing in Michigan's line last fall
and are more than capable of
strengthening the ..collegiate -line
when they play at Chicago.
Tuesday's tabulations also showed
a sizeable gain in the voting for
Michigan halfback Norm Purucker
and end Elmer Gedeon.

Production Features
An Extra-Large Cast
"Our Town," Thornton Wilder's
Pulitzer Prize winniig play, will open
at 8:30 p.m. tonight in Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre for a four day run.
The play opened in New York in
February, 1938. It was awarded the
prize in May of that year for the
Patrons of the Repertory
Players are especially asked to be
seated on time for this production
since there is no intermission.
The play will begin promptly at
8:30 p.m.
"best original American Play." The
play, describing the lives of two typi-
cal New England families, is played
without scenery and with only occa-
sional props.
Members of an unusually large cast
include Whitford Kane as the stage
manager; Claribel Baird as Mrs.
Webb; June Madison as Mrs. Gibbs;
Mary Pray as Emily Webb; John
Schwartzwalder as George Gibbs;
Jeanne Oliver as Rebecca Gibbs; Jim
Roszel as Wally Webb; Everett Cort-
right as Dr. Gibbs, and Truman
Smith as Mr. Webb.
Others are George Shapiro, George
Batka, Duane Nelson, Alfred Wilk-
inson, Evelyn Smith, Richard Had-
ley, Harry Goldstein, Paul Cairns,
John Cnrkovic, Henry Patterson,
Carrie Van Lissel, Marjorie Soenk-
sen, Arthur Forbes, Beatrice Chauve-
net, Charles Hampton and Margaret
Echols.
Members of the choir will be Clo-
tilde Bernard, Joe Graham, Rose In-
graham, Vincent Jukes, William Mac-
Intosh, Ralph Mead, Marjorie Miller,
Robert Reeves Gertrude Stein and
Grace Wilson.
Townspeople will be William Apple-
gate, Virginia Batka, Vera French,
Helen Hirshey, Margaret Johnson,
(Continued on Page 3)

SENATOR VANDENBERG

Resolution Asks President
To Summon Conference
For Probe In China
Seeks To Protect
Anerican Interests

Nazis Seen Right' In Desiring
Danzig Due To Ties Of Blood
_______ (.)

Chinese Fin
Features Ice
Cream Social
"The 400 Million," nationally-pub-t
icized motion picture which portraysl
the story of the making of modern
China and its war with Japan, willE
be presented at 7:45 p.m. Saturday
n Hill Auditorium, it was announced
yesterday.-
The film will be one of the features;
offered in connection with the giant
outdoor ice cream festival to be givenF
on the League Mall Friday and Sat-
urday.
"The 400 Million" is the latest
production of John Ferns and Joris1
Ivens, who filmed "Spanish Earth"
with Ernest Hemingway. Commen-
tary for the film is spoken by Fred-
eric March, film and stage star, and
was written by Dudley Nichols, Aca-
demy Award winning scenarist of
"The Informer" and "Stage Coach."
The picture tells of the unificationi
of China, showing the historic pro-
cess whose origins were in the prin-i
ciples of 'the late Dr. Sun Yat Sen.
The final establishment of the Re-+
public in 1912 and the struggles
faced by that Republic in the year
since are portrayed. The film was
produced through the cooperation
of Mme. Chiang Kai Shek.
Frank S. Nugent in the New York
Times said of it "unquestionably it
will find its way into the great cam-
era record . . . that cannot be pub-
lished." The New Yorker said: "So
excellent, so informative and so re-
levant." Variety, theatrical trade-
paper, declared "In its pageant scope
and newshot features the film gives
the spectator the sense of being on
the very verge of decisive historic
ferment."
The festival, of which the. presen-
tation of "The 400 Million" is a part,
is expected to draw the Summer
Sessions' largest throng to the
League Mall Friday and Saturday to
raise funds for Medical Aid to Chi-
na. The Summer Session Band will
play a concert at 7:45 p.m. Friday
in connection with the giant outdoor
festival.

Population 90% German,
Professor Gaiss Asserts;
Cites NaziSympathy
By FRANCES MacMAHON
Germany is absolutely within her
righty in desiring the Free City of
Danzig, Prof. Aloysius J. Gaiss stated
in an interview yesterday.
The population of this city is 90
per cent German and thoroughly
national in sympathy and desire and
these people want to return to Ger-
Excursion Leaves
On' Ford Dearborn
Village Trip Today
Seventh Summer Session excur-
sion, with Greenfield Village as its
objective will leave Ann Arbor at
1 p.m. today and return about 5:45
pm.
Busses will leave promptly from
in front of Angell Hall. Expenses in-
clude $1 round trip bus fare and 25
cents admission fee to the village
and museum. Students wishing to
follow the busses in private cars are
invited to do so.
Greenfield Village is a recon-
structed middle nineteenth century
town, built by Henry Ford in Dear-
born between the Ford Airport and
the, Ford Engineering Laboratories.
Included in the village is inventor
Thomas A. Edison's original Menlo
Park laboratory and factory.
Prof. Bartlett
SpeaksToday
Prof. Harley H. Bartlett, chairmanj
of the department of botany, will
give an illustrated lecture on "Man
and Nature in North Sumatra" at 5

many as much as Germany wants
to have them back, he said.
In his opinion Danzig was arbi-
trarily taken from the Fatherland
by the terms of the Versaille Treaty
which sliced this territory out of the
middle of the German nation. If an
election, similar to the one in the
Saar was held, the, city would un-
doubtedly vote to return to Ger-
many, he declared.
Professor Gaiss doubts whether
Poland would be able to stop such an
election. The nations which threaten
repercussions in case of German seiz-
ure would have to recognize the vol-
untary return of these people as long
as they hold to the democratic prin.'
ciple of free election or else go back
on their own standards, Professor
Gaiss continued.
It is not likely that they would fight
for Poland in view of. the fact that
they backed down in the case of
Czechoslovakia

WASHINGTON, July 18.-(P)-A
resolution urging the Roosevelt Ad-
ministration to call a conference of
nine nations to pass judgment on
Japan's military campaign in China
and to recommend "appropriate
action" was introduced in the Senate
today by Senator Vandenberg (Rep.-
Mich.).
The resolution also called for legal
abrogation of a 1911 treaty of amity;
and commerce between the United
States and Japan. Vandenberg said
this treaty tied the United States-
hands and made it incapable of meet-
ing the situation arising from the
Japanese-Chinese hostilities. He said
he was not recommending any "arbi-
trary rupture of relations," explan-
ing that his resolution contemplated
negotiaiton of a new treaty which
would protect American interests on
the basis of "new necessities."
The nine nations which would be
summoned under the resolution are
the signatories of the Nine-Power
Pact. of 1922. In that treaty, they
agreed to respect China's territorial
and political integrity and the right
of all nations to access to Chinese
markets. The assembled powers would
determine whether Japan, one of the
signatories, is violating the treaty. ,
The other signatories are: United
States, the British Empire, France,
Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Bel-
gium and China.
The-measure was referred to the
Foreign Relations Committee, which
already 'has under consideration a
resolution by Chairman Pittman
(Dem.-Nev.), intended to forbid the
shipment of war supplies to Japan.
As grounds for such action the reso-
lution alleges that Japan has violat-
ed the Nine-Power Pact by restrict-
ing American activities in China.
The Michigan Senator said his
resolution was "based on the idea that
we must not become treaty violators
ourselves at a moment when we are
preaching to the world the necessity
of- maintaining treaties inviolate."
Senator Vandenberg explained the
resolution called for consideration of
new conditions that have arisen since
the 1911 treaty was written.
Yale Professor
SpeaksToday
Phonetic Basis Of Rhythm
Is SubjectOf Talk
Using illustrative material drawn
principally from the classical lan-
guages, Dr. E. H. Sturtevant, profes-
sor of linguistics at Yale University,
will present in a Linguistic lecture
today his views as to the measurement
of stress in language.
The lecture, officially announced
as "The Phonetic Basis of Rhythm,
especially in Greek and Latin," will
be given at 7:30 p.m. in the third floor
amphitheatre of the Rackham Build-
ing:
Professor Sturtevant, said the Lin-
guistic Institute's director, Prof. C.
C. Fries, this morning, has been more
intimately associated with the Insti-
tute than has any other man. He was
its original director when it was held
at Yale University. Twice he has
been its associate director here in
Ann Arbor during his membership on
the Institute faculty, and even when
not on the faculty, as this summer, he
is called upon to come to contribute
to its program.
Though the classical languages con-
stitute Dr. Sturtevant's-original field
of research, he has in late years be-
come best known among linguists
for his work in Hittite and for his
advocacy of the Indo-Hittite hy-
pothesis.
Renaissance Group
Luncheon Is Today

The regular weekly luncheon spon-
sored by the Graduate Conference on
Re~naissance Studlieswill take nhaoca

i

Revenue And Policy Control Seen
Chief Problems Before Schools,

Camp Davis Geologists Prepare
For Mapping Rock Formations

By ROY SIZEMORE
(special to The Daily)
CAMP DAVIS, Wyo., July 18.-
Geology students were making prep-
arations today for their first mapping
project after having spent the last
four weeks in preliminary observa-
tions.
This is the first of two assignments
which will include location of geologic
formations and structures in con-
nection with topographic features.
Work up to this point has dealt with
observations of the rock succession of

that the course be renamed Moun-
tain Climbing 125.
The work here has been doubly
hard on the faculty, according to
Professor Ehlers, because of the lack
of experience with the geology of this
section. During the last few days, it
has been especially difficult owing to
the absence of Prof. A. J. Eardley
who is suprvising the studies of four
graduate students in Colorado. He
is expected to return next week, how-
ever.
Asked how the Jackson Hole Coun-

Significant current problems in the
financing of the public schools are
adequacy of revenue, source of reve-
nue and the problem of policy con-
trol, Prof. Arthur B. Moehlman of
the School of Education yesterday in-
formed participants in the Educa-
tional Conference sponsored this
week by the School of Education.
The larger current problem, he
said, is to develop a balanced and
stable system of revenue to which
the current sources of revenue con-
tribute in proportion to their actual
ability. He spoke of federal, state
and community support and the
problems invoked thereby.
Solution of this problem of bal-
anced contributions by local, state
and federal governments to public
education without removing control

modified by changing the former,
Professor Beaumont clhimed. Once
the student has learned to consider
the funnies the most important part
of the newspaper, he pointed ot, and
detective stories as the most desire-
able literature, the habit is not easily
broken later in life.
The 'task before teachers and i ar-
ents, the speaker declared, .s to se-
lect the utlimate goal desireaale for
the individual and direct his read-
ing activities toward it.
At the evening session, Dr. A. j.
Phillips, executive secretary of the
Michigan Education Association and
his associates, Mr. Wesley Thomas
and Mr. EldonaRobbins discussed the
"Activities of a State Education As-
sociation."
At 1:30 p.m. today, Prof. Clifford
Woody of the School of Education
will letuireon "Meanings rand ithe

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